[gridengine users] More Univa FUD???
dag at sonsorol.org
Thu Jan 12 00:53:41 UTC 2012
Rayson Ho wrote:
> And finally, thanks Chris for not selling gridengine.org. We started
> telling people to subscribe to this list since late last year on the
> Open Grid Scheduler homepage, and hopefully gridengine.org will not be
> sold in the foreseeable future.
History time! -- I bought gridengine.org and gridengine.info many years
(2005, whoa!) ago after discovering that domain squatters had already
grabbed the .com and .net versions -- that made me mad and grabbing
.info and .org seemed like a good defensive move.
My intent was to use the lesser .info for a "personal" site/blog that
was unaffiliated with whatever employer or job I had at the time and I
was thinking of giving/transferring the .org domain to the SGE-dev team
at Sun. The http redirect I had for gridengine.org ->
gridengine.sunsource.net was supposed to be temporary.
All things considered I'm glad the .org handover to Sun did not occur.
Anyway consider this an explicit promise not to sell, "monitize" or
place ads on gridengine.org -- it's not going anywhere.
It would have been awesome if there was one single open source fork that
I could have given the domain name to but since that seems unlikely I
think it would be best used as a central place to put "stuff" that is
useful to all the forks and our community -- for right now that's mainly
the mailing list and archives but in the future maybe a new wiki or even
central buildbot-style courtesy binary generator or regression testsuite
that services all the projects. The site is already running on an Amazon
AWS instance so expanding/scaling it up is not super difficult.
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